• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

City of Fort Smith Postcards

aerial view of Fort Smith showing Arkansas River in distance
Bird's Eye View of Fort Smith, Ark.
showing Arkansas River
 
 
aerial view of residential Fort Smith from early 20th century postcard
Birds Eye View of Residence Section, Fort Smith, Ark.
 

Did You Know?

Interior of jail cell with box for prisoners to visit with their lawyers

The conditions at the federal jail at Fort Smith were so horrible that it received the nickname "Hell on the Border." Up to 50 men were crowded into one large cell with limited ventilation and poor sanitary conditions.